Turkey announces new national team coach

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The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have named Germany Under 21 coach Stefan Kuntz as coach after parting ways with Senol Gunes by mutual consent.

Gunes’ departure last week came after the Netherlands beat Turkey 6-1 at the Amsterdam Arena to move top of World Cup qualifying Group G.

Turkey fell to third in the standings behind Norway after disappointing European Championship and Nations League campaigns.

The German FA said Kuntz would be released from his contract as coach of the Under 21 team if he took the Turkey job.

The 58-year-old, a former Germany striker who also played for Turkish club Besiktas, led his country’s Under 21 team to the European title in 2017 and 2021.

Turkey host Norway in their next World Cup qualifier on 8 October.

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By FARPost Reporter